M2

Wireless In-Ear Monitor System

MSRP* US$899.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System is designed to make professional in-ear monitoring features accessible for performers who want to be free from the problems associated with floor wedges. The stereo monitor system offers Personal Mix Control, which gives each musician volume and mix control of two independent signals on stage, via easy-to-use controls on the M2R stereo body-pack receiver. The wireless UHF M2T Stereo Transmitter provides a choice of 100 selectable frequencies and is equipped with two XLR/¼” combo input connectors into which users can connect line-level inputs. While up to 10 complete M2 systems may be used on stage simultaneously, any number of M2R stereo receivers may be used on the same frequency with a single M2T stereo transmitter. These rugged systems are built to stand up to the inevitable bumps of life on the road, delivering clear, natural sound for touring and installed-sound uses.
  • Features

    • High-fidelity sound with clean, articulate mix allows you to hear yourself better at lower volume

    • 100 selectable UHF channels

    • Up to 10 simultaneous systems per frequency band

    • Three receiver modes: Personal Mix, stereo, and mono

    • Personal Mix Control allows volume and mix control of two independent signals at the receiver

    • 3.5 mm line-in jack connects to ambient microphone, click track & more

    • LED indicators provide easy-to-read level monitoring

    • XLR loop output (true pass-through) connects signal to mixing console, additional IEM system or recording device with no signal degradation

    • Adjustable squelch eliminates annoying static

    • Pilot tone protects against RF interference when the transmitter is turned off

    • Limiter (defeatable) helps protect your hearing from sudden peaks

    • Portable system is quick to load and set up

    • Reduces on-stage audio clutter for better overall mix & less feedback

    • Use any number of M2R Stereo Receivers (with Personal Mix Control) on the same frequency

    • Audio-Technica earphones with proprietary dynamic drivers offer full frequency response and outstanding isolation

    • Personal fit with 3 sizes of rubber eartips plus ear-conforming foam tips

    • Auxiliary input offers connection point for ambient microphone, click track, or other mic- or line-level input.



    M2 Components
    EP3 Headphones
    In-ear dynamic headphones offer high-fidelity sound and excellent isolation
    M2T Stereo Transmitter
    Wireless UHF transmitter (frequency-agile) offers 100 user-selectable frequencies
    M2R Stereo Receiver
    Personal Mix Control in a lightweight body-pack

    M2 Optional Accessories
    AM3 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
    AT8623 Joining Plate
    EP1 In-ear Headphones

    Compare the M2 & M3 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems.

    Why choose in-ear monitors?
  • Specifications



    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies Band E: 790.000 to 822.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Band F: 832.000 to 865.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Band L: 575.000 to 608.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Band M: 614.000 to 647.000 MHz, 100 frequencies
    Not all frequency bands available in all areas. Please check with local regulations.
    Minimum Frequency Step 25 kHz
    Modulation Mode FM stereo
    Maximum Deviation ±40 kHz
    Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical), A-weighted
    Total Harmonic Distortion <1% at (1 kHz, ±20 kHz Deviation)
    Operating Range 100 m (300'), typical
    Open range environment with no interfering signals.
    Operating Temperature Range -5° C (23° F) to +50° C (122° F)
    Battery performance may be reduced at very low temperatures.
    Frequency Response 60 Hz to 13 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
    Simultaneous Use 10 channels per band (maximum recommended)
    For assistance with multi-band operation or other frequency coordination issues, please contact your local Audio-Technica customer service representative.


    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Receiving System Double conversion superheterodyne
    RF Sensitivity 20 dBuV (at 60 dB S/N ratio, 50 ohms termination)
    Headphone Output Connector 3.5 mm TRS stereo phone jack
    Headphone Output Power 65 mW (at 32 ohms)
    Antenna Input SMA-type, 50 ohms
    Aux Input Connector 3.5 mm TRS stereo phone jack
    Batteries 2 x 1.5V AA (not included)
    Battery Life 8 hours (alkaline)
    Depending on battery type and use pattern
    Dimensions 70.0 mm (2.76") W x
    25.0 mm (0.98") D x
    110.0 mm (4.33") H
    Net Weight 110 g (3.9 oz), without batteries
    Accessories Included EP3 earphone; frequency sticker; flexible antenna


    TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    RF Power Output10 mW/30 mW (switchable internally), 50 ohms
    Limited to 10 mW within 863 MHz to 865 MHz
    Following national regulations
    Spurious EmissionsFollowing federal and national regulations
    Input ConnectionsXLRF-type/6.3 mm stereo (1/4") combination connector
    Pin 1 and Sleeve: Ground
    Pin 2 and Tip: Hot
    Pin 3 and Ring: Cold
    Maximum Input LevelXLRF-type/6.3 mm stereo, (1/4") balanced: +26 dBu
    6.3 mm (1/4") mono, unbalanced: +26 dBu
    Loop Output ConnectorXLRM-type connector
    Pin 1: Ground
    Pin 2: Hot
    Pin 3: Cold
    Power Requirement12-18V DC, 600 mA
    AntennaAttached whip
    Dimensions210.0 mm (8.30") W x
    132.0 mm (5.20") D x
    44.0 mm (1.70") H
    Net Weight870 g (30.7 oz), without accessories
    Accessories IncludedAC adapter (country dependant); rack mount adapters



    CONSUMER ALERT
    Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.



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  • Downloads

    M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System Manual (pdf 2.37 M)
    M2 System Submittal Sheet (pdf 156.01 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables
    Wireless System Accessories
    Using Wireless
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaM2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    The M2 is by far the best in-ear monitor system for the mone

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    from Atlanta, GA, USA

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    Pros

    • awesome value
    • pro quality
    • superior features to other brands

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System:

      I'm the soundman for a classic rock band that plays 3-4 times a month. We all work day jobs and only have 45 minutes to an hour for setup and sound check at various local clubs and sports bars. The stages are way too small and we have to be careful not to disturb the patrons who are eating and watching sporting events before we start our shows. Conventional monitors were out of the question because of the size, setup/ equalization time and poor acoustical conditions so in-ear monitors were the best solution. We use 3 M2 systems that have worked flawlessly for almost 2 years now. The bass player even dropped one of the recievers hard and bent the concentric pot but I was able to easily take it apart and bend it back with no problems.
      The mix mode allowed me to send 1 aux mix from the board and a direct out from each singers channel to the transmitter that way they could turn up the vocal at their recievers and leave me alone to concentrate on the main mix. Having a low stage volume is critical to getting a great main mix when you play in small or poor acoustical venues and the M2's allow for not only a better monitor mix but a much cleaner main mix for the audience to enjoy.
      I really miss the M2 in-ear monitors when I mix other bands and have to use their sound system with traditional floor monitors.
      If you want an upgrade to your sound system and a superior monitor system to floor monitors run out to your LOCAL Audio Technica Dealer and get the M2 in-ear system!

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      5.0

      Solid, Always ON Sound

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      from Roseville, CA, USA

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          Comments about Audio-Technica M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System:

          I've had my M2s for over a year now, and they are rock solid. I can't imagine being on stage without them. Was very easy to adjust all the settings to get an optimal mix and level between vocals and instruments balanced between left and right ears.The health of my voice and ears now owes much to A-T.

          I use them 2-3 times per week, and am very impressed with the comfort and feel of the buds. I thought I would have to shell out for custom buds, but after each time I use them, it becomes less and less a desire. They sound great and the noise cancelling is very good. I've added an ambiance mic when solo, which really makes a difference interacting with a crowd I can hear.

          Once you experience the M2, I doubt you will ever wedge again. Just walk out of that sweet spot of a floor monitor and you'll understand that will never happen with the M2.

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          5.0

          Just what I needed....

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                Comments about Audio-Technica M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System:

                Since going to a quite stage at our church I needed the best in-ear monitoring possible and went with custom molded monitors by Westone. Therefore, I needed a quality wireless system to complete my setup. I found everything I needed and more in the Audio Technica M2 system. I couldn't be more pleased with the value I received for the money I invested. I literally took it out of the box, plugged it in, installed batteries, turned it on and it worked! I guess I could have spent a lot more money, but I'm not real sure as to what I would have accomplished other than having less monney in my pocket.
                Thanks AT,
                Terry

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                • Q:

                  Replacement parts

                  I have lost the removable body pack antenna. Is a replacement available?
                  Asked on 8/1/2015 by Mickey from Beaumont, TX, USA

                  1 answer

                  • A:

                    Yes, a replacement antenna can be purchased direct from our Parts Department. Be certain to specify which frequency band you system operates on to insure you receive the correct antenna. It should be operating in either the L-band (575.000 to 608.000 MHz) or the M-band (614.000 to 647.000 MHz).
                    Parts may be reached by phone at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002, or by email at parts@atus.com.

                    Answered on 8/3/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                • Q:

                  Where can I purchase another, singular M2R unit?

                  I'm looking to have two receivers and one transmitter. I see that there is no option on this site that allows for a separate purchase of an M2R unit. Where can I get one?
                  Asked on 4/7/2015 by Juan from Houston

                  1 answer

                  • A:

                    Please contact your local Authorized Audio Technica Dealer for pricing and availability. You can locate a dealer using our Dealer Locator at www.audio-technica.com.

                    Answered on 4/9/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                • Q:

                  Can I purchase replacement rack ears for my AT M2?

                  I have a AT M2 In-Ear Monitor system but lost the rack mount ears that came with the unit. Can I purchase replacement ears for my unit? If so, what is the cost? Please advise asap as I would like to mount my unit in a rack.
                  Asked on 3/19/2015 by bearcreekdan from Durand, WI 54736, USA

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                  • A:

                    Yes, you may purchase them through our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at Parts@atus.com.

                    Answered on 3/23/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                • Q:

                  Very low volume output on M2

                  Whatever I try I get a very low volume in my M2 receiver. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
                  Asked on 9/30/2014 by EtienneR

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                  • A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They can help with this.

                    Answered on 10/7/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Audio Technica M2L & M2R Wireless battery requirements

                  is it okay to use a 1.2 (alkaline) rechargeable battery for this system. Please give pros & cons
                  Thank You
                  Asked on 9/24/2014 by Daybreak7 from Dayton Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. At 1.2 I would think the wireless system would give a low battery indication.

                    Answered on 10/6/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  One Channel in Mixer Set-Up

                  If I only have one channel in the mixing board available how do I combine L1 and R2 so I have volume in each headphone ear piece?
                  I am guessing I have to use a Y chord out of the Transmitter?
                  Thank you.
                  Asked on 6/1/2014 by MichaelS from PA

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                  • A:

                    The M3 IEM system incorporates a Mono Mode which will allow for a mono signal from your mixer and will be present in both the L and R channel on the receiver.

                    If you have any further questions, please contact Audio-Solutions at (330) 686-2600 x5000.

                    Answered on 6/3/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                • Q:

                  Can the ear plugs that come with the product be customized with custom sleeves by a third party provider?
                  Asked on 3/24/2014 by dkeeshin

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                  • A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. There are several custom mold companies out there. You can check with any of them.

                    Answered on 3/28/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  M2 and bass guitar

                  XLR from output on back of bass amp head going into M2 transmitter. Not showing any levels. Do I need to go into a mixer and back to M2 or are the level indicators somehow not sensitive to the lower bass frequencies ? Both M2 input channels are working. Your help appreciated. Thank you.
                  Asked on 1/10/2014 by schafe from Missouri, USA

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                  • A:

                    Here's how I run my bass in the M2: I mic my cab with 2 Shure Beta52 mics. 1 mic is sent to FOH, the 2nd mic is run into channel 2 of my BBE sonic max., which is then plugged into the Left input of the M2. The right input comes from FOH. This way, I have the band mix, which I instruct the sound tech to mix just like I would with any other type of monitor system, in my RIGHT ear. My bass is in my LEFT ear, which I have 100% control of. If I want more bass, I simply turn it up on the transmitter unit. I can then pan the desired amount via the body pack. Running it like this, I get my cab tone vs the DI out tone of my amp head.

                    Answered on 4/7/2014 by RDTague from Illinois
                  • A:

                    For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team. Please give a detailed description about your inquiry, including what specific products you are using, and how you are connecting them to your M2. Additional information might be requested from the Audio Solutions Specialist.

                    Thanks!

                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                    Answered on 1/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Flashing LEDs on first power up

                  Hi from Australia.
                  I've just purchased 4 units from a USA dealer and on first power up, one unit has all 6 of its LEDs flashing on the transmitter. The 3 other units are fine and work as should. Power supply is fine 240v 12v 3A.
                  Hoping you could answer rather than send the unit back.
                  Kind regards,
                  Peter Borg
                  Asked on 10/31/2013 by Petersland from Australia

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                  • A:

                    Unfortunately, there is something wrong with that transmitter. Because this was purchased from a dealer located in the USA, your two options would be to Return/Exchange it at the dealer you purchased from, or Send it to the ATUS (Audio-Technica United States) Service Department. This can be problematic, as it makes the customer responsible for any customs and shipping fees. The following is a link to our Return Instructions should you decide to send the product to Audio-Technica for Service:
                    ATUS SERVICE DEPARTMENT, SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS www.audio-technica.com/service.

                    For future reference, it is always best to purchase A-T product from a dealer in your world area, as each A-T world division has its own product to meet customer needs. This includes operating on legal frequencies, warranties/service, power requirements, etc. The A-T Rep for your area is:
                    Technical Audio Group
                    phone: 02 9519 0900
                    19/43-53 Bridge Road
                    STANMORE NSW 2048

                    If you have any further questions, please contact:
                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 10/31/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Can I drive an M2 input with a speaker parallel out from a wedge monitor?

                  If I set the attenuation to -20dB, would it be safe to tap a wedge monitor parallel out (speaker-level) to drive one of the M2 inputs?
                  Asked on 10/30/2013 by Nico

                  1 answer

                  • A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. If the output is unpowered it should work if it is powered no.

                    Answered on 11/18/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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